Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2017

Cognex Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Vision Drive, Natick, Massachusetts


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (508) 650-3000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 2.02         Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 30, 2017, Cognex Corporation (the “Company”) issued a news release to report its financial results for the quarter ended October 1, 2017. The release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the Exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 8.01         Other Events

On October 30, 2017, the Company announced that its Board of Directors increased its quarterly cash dividend to$0.09 per share. In addition, the Board approved a two-for-one split of the Company's common stock, payable in the form of a stock dividend. All shareholders of record on November 17, 2017, will receive the quarterly cash dividend on a pre-split basis and one additional share of common stock for each share they own. The quarterly cash dividend and the stock dividend are payable on December 1, 2017.

The NASDAQ Stock Market is expected to begin reporting the adjusted number of shares outstanding and the split- adjusted per-share stock price on December 4, 2017.

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)        Exhibits

Exhibit No.




News release, dated October 30, 2017, by Cognex Corporation


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




October 30, 2017

By: /s/ John J. Curran

John J. Curran

Senior Vice President of Finance

and Chief Financial Officer